NEWS and EVENTS (updated 18th August 2015)
ADHD on TV
BBC2 item about Adult ADHD starts around 15 mins into this programme:
How is your quality of life?
There is a research study to learn about health-related quality of life in adults with ADHD.
A conference for Adults with ADHD is being planned for late January 2016 in London. The Adult ADHD Advisory Group, part of the Adult ADHD clinic at the Maudsley Hospital, is looking for people interested in speaking about their experiences of ADHD - living with it, getting a diagnosis, or getting treatment. If you are interested you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Results of survey by Canadian doctor Kenny Handelman.'What do you think is the single most POSITIVE trait of ADULT ADHD?
- 45% Creative/out of the box thinking/see the world differently
- 11.9% High energy/active
- 8.8% Successful (when like topic)/perseverance/hyperfocus/strong work ethic
- 4.5% Intelligence
- 4.5% Empathy/sensitive/intuitive/compassionate
- 3.6% Sense of humor
- 3.6% Happy/positive/outgoing/personality
- 3.1% Resilience/flexibility
- 3.1% Curiosity
- 2.5% Passionate/enthusiastic
- Other answers which were lower than 2%, but still significant:
- unique/interesting/never boring
- multi-tasking ability
- detail oriented/great observation abilities
- open minded
- finally – great at handling emergencies
Pilot study of treating ADHD using Sativex cannabinoid
May still need volunteers so if you:
1. Have a diagnosis of ADHD
2. Do not use cannabis on a regular basis or are willing to stop for 1 month prior to entering the study
3. Would not be on stimulant medicines or willing to stop for duration of the trial
4. Can visit the centre at King's College in London on 2 occasions at the start of the trial and 6-weeks later
Please email Professor Asherson
Available training about ADHD
Latest addition to our website
Use link to go to our blog page:
an update twice a month on what went on at each Support Group meeting,
and any other information of interest that has come our way.
Study of ADHD children and sleep interventions
recent article in the British Medical Journal describes a study in
which parents were given training about management of their child's
concludes that brief behavioural sleep intervention modestly improves
the severity of ADHD symptoms in a community sample of children with
ADHD, most of whom were taking stimulant medications.
intervention also improved the children's sleep, behaviour, quality of
life, and functioning, with most benefits sustained to six months
post−intervention. The intervention may be suitable for use in primary
and secondary care.
ADHD Oxfordshire radio interviews 2014
Hear the experiences of an adult with ADHD
Responding to claims about parents and behaviour